birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk \

Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

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As soon as 9-1-1 debuted in January, fans quickly noticed star Oliver Stark’s birthmark over his left eye. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Actor Oliver Stark Says He 'Never Had an Issue' with the Birthmark His 9-1-1 Fans Obsess Over," 16 Mar. 2018 Recently, Giraldelli had a makeup artist paint a birthmark on her face that was nearly identical to the baby boy’s, according to SWNS. Caitlin Keating, ajc, "Mom paints large birthmark on her face to match son: 'I have never treated him as different'," 22 May 2018 Olivia Holm Poulsen was born with a birthmark that stretches from her jaw to her neck. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Teenager Uses Glitter Makeup to Embrace Facial Birthmark," 13 June 2018 Lorena Bolanos, 24, has more than a dozen raised birthmarks, also known as congenital melanocytic nevi, or moles, including a large one which covers much of her torso. Fox News, "Woman bullied over birthmarks strips down for body positive campaign," 19 Apr. 2018 Surgery later revealed that Enzo’s birthmark was a harmless Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, which can form in the womb early in development, according to the Association for Large Nevi and Related Disorders. Caitlin Keating, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Paints Large Birthmark on Her Face to Match Son: 'I Have Never Treated Him as Different'," 22 May 2018 Surgery later revealed that Enzo’s birthmark was a harmless Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, which can form in the womb early in development, according to the Association for Large Nevi and Related Disorders. Caitlin Keating, ajc, "Mom paints large birthmark on her face to match son: 'I have never treated him as different'," 22 May 2018 Their birthmarks and their IQs (148) were identical. refinery29.com, "The Extremely Dark Side To The Buzzy Documentary Three Identical Strangers," 28 June 2018 The 18-year-old has recently gone viral for her method of covering her birthmark in glitter, turning it into a work of art. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "Teenager Uses Glitter Makeup to Embrace Facial Birthmark," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of birthmark

1580, in the meaning defined above

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birthmark

noun

English Language Learners Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark that is present on the skin from the time when someone is born

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk \

Kids Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth

birthmark

noun
birth·​mark | \ ˈbərth-ˌmärk \

Medical Definition of birthmark

: an unusual mark or blemish on the skin at birth : nevus

Other Words from birthmark

birthmark transitive verb

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